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WEDNESDAY, April 1

WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for March, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for February, 10 a.m.

DETROIT — Automakers release vehicle sales for March.

TOKYO — BOJ Tankan outlook for economy.

Monsanto Co. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

THURSDAY, April 2

WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases international trade data for February, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases factory orders for February, 10 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, April 3

U.S. stock market is closed for Good Friday.

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases employment data for March, 8:30 a.m.

MONDAY, April 6

WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for March, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, April 7

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for February, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for February, 3 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, April 8

WASHINGTON —Federal Reserve releases minutes from March interest-rate meeting.

BERLIN — Germany releases February industrial orders figures for Europe's biggest economy.

TOKYO — Japan's central bank wraps up policy meeting.

THURSDAY, April 9

WASHINGTON —Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for February, 10 a.m.

BERLIN — Germany releases February industrial production, export and import figures for Europe's biggest economy.

FRIDAY, April 10

WASHINGTON —Treasury releases federal budget for March, 2 p.m.

TOKYO — Preliminary GDP estimate for first quarter of 2015.

TUESDAY, April 14

WASHINGTON —Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for March, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases retail sales data for March, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for February, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, April 15

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve releases industrial production for March, 9:15 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for April, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m.; Treasury releases international money flows data for February, 4 p.m.

FRANKFURT, Germany — The European Central Bank's governing council meets to set monetary policy for the 19-nation eurozone.

THURSDAY, April 16

WASHINGTON —Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases housing starts for March, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, April 17

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for March, 8:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, April 22

WASHINGTON — National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for March, 10 a.m.

TOKYO — Japan's trade data for March.

THURSDAY, April 23

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases new home sales for March, 10 a.m.

MADRID — The National Statistics Institute releases first-quarter unemployment data.

FRIDAY, April 24

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases durable goods for March, 8:30 a.m.

BERLIN — Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly business confidence index, a key indicator for Europe's biggest economy.

RIGA, Latvia — European Union finance ministers gather in Riga for two-day meeting.

TUESDAY, April 28

WASHINGTON — Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for February, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for April, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates.

WEDNESDAY, April 29

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases first-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for March, 10 a.m.: Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates, release statement at 2 p.m.

THURSDAY, April 30

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases the first-quarter employment cost index, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for March, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

BERLIN — Germany releases unemployment figures for April.

MADRID — The National Statistics Institute releases first-quarter economic growth data.

TOKYO — Japan's central bank ends monetary policy meeting.

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